Current Wildcats

There is a wide variety of funding opportunities available for current students. Here are just a few.

If you’re interested in finding even more scholarships you could be eligible for, we highly recommend completing your profile on Scholarship Universe, the university’s scholarship-matching database.

For questions about any of these scholarships, email David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean, dallen@email.arizona.edu.

Scholarships for Current Students

 

Laura and Arch Brown established their scholarship to help students with financial need to pay for their educational expenses. Books, fees, lab expenses, and travel can all be partially underwritten by the Brown scholarships.

Award Amount: Up to $500
Eligibility: Financial Need based on an essay (FASFA not required), Completed at least 15 UA units, Undergraduate Honors student
Open Date: August 24, 2020
Close Date: September 25, 2020
Notification Date: October 9, 2020

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Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu

Support for students participating in internships both in the U.S. and abroad. Often, honors students need to take advantage of professional experiences for their careers, which may not be paid opportunities. The Honors College internship grants enable students to take advantage of such opportunities, relieving some of the financial stress.

Award Amount: Up to $1500
Eligibility: Minimum 3.4 GPA, Current Honors Student, Interest in an internship (will need proof of internship for award to disburse)
Open Date: February 15, 2020 
Close Date: April 1, 2020
Notification Date: April 15, 2020

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Contact: For questions about this funding, email sharono1@email.arizona.edu.

To apply for this award, you will apply Winter/Spring or Summer/Fall depending on the time of year. Please check back as dates advance.

Awards to help underwrite study abroad experiences.

Dean MacCorquodale's wish was for every student to have the opportunity to study abroad while attending the University of Arizona Honors College. Named in her honor, this endowed fund provides study abroad awards available to Honors Students.

“I am a sophomore studying engineering at the University of Arizona and I happened to be one of the lucky recipients of the Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship. Without your selflessness and generosity, it never would have been possible for me to realize my dreams of traveling across the world and becoming a better global citizen, student, and man because of it. On my specific program, I traveled to Alcalá de Henares, Spain, where I took two Spanish classes to successfully complete my entire Spanish language minor. Additionally, while I was in Europe, I had the chance to briefly visit both Paris and Amsterdam as well as visit Pamplona for the annual Running of the Bulls! Ultimately, it was an experience of a lifetime that I undoubtedly could not have done without the help of the Honors College. My time abroad is something that I will think about for the rest of my life”. 

-Gage, Honors student and recipient of the Study Abroad Scholarship

“Words cannot simply describe the overwhelming joy I felt being in Egypt. I have been wanting to travel to Egypt since I was young to actually feel and see the history I have come to love through books. The chance to discover something, even if it is just new to me, gave me an excitement that nothing else in my academic pursuit has given me. Culture is a piece of human existence that never translates to paper as accurately as to go and immerse oneself in the setting that the people live, or have lived. There is a deeper understanding that can be found by walking where a different culture than my own has flourished. I believe that traveling abroad grants a broader worldview that is crucial to being a well-rounded adult in our society. I just wanted to say thank you for supporting the Honors College. I would not have been able to experience any of the wonders I did this summer without the scholarship. This trip has reinvigorated my dreams of pursuing Egypt. I have grown through seeing more of the world".

-Sierra, Honors student and recipient of the  Study Abroad Scholarship

 

Summer & Fall 2020

Award Amount: Up to $1500
Eligibility: Minimum 3.4 GPA, Current Honors Student, Interest in Study Abroad (will need proof of acceptance to a program for award to disburse)
This application is for all study abroad programs with the exception of the First Year Honors Trip. That is a separate application - see below.
Open Date: February 20, 2020
Close Date: March 16, 2020
Notification Date: April 15, 2020

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Contact: Aviva Doery, Special Assistant to the Dean at avivadoery@arizona.edu.

Awards have been made for the 2020-2021 academic year. This award will reopen next year for 2021-2022.

This scholarship provides one-time awards of up to $2500 to offset costs of living in the Honors Village. Financial need will be taken into consideration.

Eligibility:

  • Be an incoming or current Honors student
  • Live in the Honors Village for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Complete the scholarship application by March 16, 2020
  • Must have FAFSA on file

Open Date: February 3, 2020
Close Date: March 16, 2020
Notification Date: April 10, 2020

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Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards have been made for the 2020-2021 academic year. This award will reopen next year for 2021-2022.

The William and Marguerite Hesketh Scholarship is for Honors scholars from Arizona in the field of engineering.

In memory of her parents, Jennifer Hesketh Aviles created this endowed scholarship. Each year, three Honors students studying engineering are chosen for the Hesketh Scholarship, which is based on financial need and Arizona residency.

Eligibility: Financial Need, FASFA Required, Major in the College of Engineering, active Honors student, Arizona Resident. Renewable if GPA criteria (3.50 or higher) is met.

Award Amount: Up to $1000 (Split over two semesters)

Open Date: January 15, 2020

Close Date: April 1, 2020

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Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu.

 

Awards have been made for the 2020-2021 academic year. This award will reopen next year for 2021-2022.

A scholarship to cultivate in Honors students a spirit of inquiry and a passion for learning.

When associate dean Richard Kissling retired, this scholarship was set up in his honor. Dr. Kissling taught a course called the “Spirit of Inquiry” for many years. This course introduced Honors students to professionals with great passion for their work and the deep curiosity that led such people to undertake their intellectual and professional paths. The Honors College awards this scholarship to Honors students with financial need who best embody the spirit of inquiry Dr. Kissling fostered in his course.

Eligibility: Preference for financial need, Embody the spirt of inquiry: intellectual curiosity and passion for an intended career and life path

Award Amount: $1000

Open Date: January 15, 2020

Close Date:  April 1, 2020

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Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu.

Awards have been made for the 2020-2021 academic year. This award will reopen next year for 2021-2022.

Awards to support research opportunities at the Honors College freshman year through the senior capstone.

The Honors College developed the Spirit of Inquiry Research Program (SIRP) to enable Honors scholars across all disciplines to take on substantial research. Spirit of Inquiry participants are selected by an interdisciplinary set of faculty, staff, and Honors scholars, and receive financial support to conduct their research projects.

Award Amount: up to $1500

Open Date: February 14, 2020

Close Date:  April 1, 2020

Notification Date: April 15, 2020

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Contact: Sharon Overstreet, Assistant Director for Career Development at sharono1@email.arizona.edu

Phi Beta Kappa and The Honors College have established a travel fund to support Honors students who have the opportunity to present papers at regional, national, and international professional societies and associations. The Phi Beta Kappa travel fund will award two grants of $300 each annually. The Phi Beta Kappa travel grants are funded jointly by Phi Beta Kappa and The Honors College. The Honors College administers the Phi Beta Kappa travel fund.

Students will submit an abstract of their paper or presentation, a letter from the society or association confirming their invitation to participate, a letter of support from a faculty member familiar with the student's scholarly work, and contact information (local address, phone number, email address). Because of the limited amount of funding available through the PBK travel fund, students' expenses will only be partially funded. Students should expect to seek funding from other sources; ability to secure funding from other sources or organizations will be viewed positively.

Eligibility: Be active members of The Honors College. Be juniors or seniors in class standing. Have a 3.6 cumulative grade point average or higher.

Award Amount: Two grants of $300 annually

Close Date: December 1, 2019

Awards have been made for the 2020-2021 academic year. This award will reopen next year for 2021-2022.

Andria Ligas enjoyed life. She lived it as a quest, a challenge and an adventure of the mind, spirit, and body. A stellar student with a penchant for languages, a triathlete, a marathon runner, an artist, a rock climber, and a seasoned traveler, Andria never wasted time – every moment had its purpose. This scholarship award has been designed to honor her memory and her spirit.

Eligibility: Financial Need, FASFA Required, Outstanding Achievement in at least two areas: Arts, Foreign Language, Linguistics, Triathlon/Cross Country

Award Amount: $800 

Open Date: January 15, 2020

Close Date: April 1, 2020

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Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu.

The First Year Honors Trip Scholarship is only available to students accepted to the trip. The scholarship ranges from $400-1,500 based on financial need.

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Once accepted to the Trip, you will be given access to the scholarship on Scholarship Universe. You will have two weeks to complete the application.

Contact: Aviva Doery, Special Assistant to the Dean at avivadoery@arizona.edu.

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Heather Hendricks Lenkin
Photo by Justin Brandstater

 

Awards have been made for the 2020-2021 academic year. This award will reopen next year for 2021-2022.

Heather Henricks Lenkin is a two-time alumna of the UA Honors College – in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. She is passionate about helping students to find their paths, and supporting them along the way, as she was supported.

The Heather Henricks Lenkin Endowed Honors Scholarships support Honors College students studying either Global Health or Water Conservation, or who are enrolled in a program in either of these fields. Students must be enrolled in the Honors College with a minimum 3.5 GPA, and recipients may reapply on an annual basis during their undergraduate careers, as long as they remain in the Honors College and maintain a 3.5 GPA.

Eligibility: Studying Global Health/water conservation, GPA of 3.5 or higher, Honors student

Award Amount: $1000

Open Date: January 15, 2020

Close Date: April 1, 2020

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Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu.

 

Awards have been made for the 2020-2021 academic year. This award will reopen next year for 2021-2022.

The Gray Honors Scholarship in Agriculture and Life Sciences was funded by generous gifts from Robert P. and Patricia S. Gray to support Honors students studying in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Bob Gray was an English major and graduated with Honors in 1967. Following his time at the University of Arizona, he was awarded a Marshall Scholarship - and nationally competitive scholarship to study in the United Kingdom.

Eligibility: Recipients must be full-time students in the Honors College and have at least one major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Students must have junior or senior standing and maintain a 3.7 GPA, and must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and potential for professional performance in their chosen field. This award is based on merit.

Award Amount: $1500

Open Date: January 15, 2020

Close Date: April 1, 2020

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Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu.

 

Awards have been made for the 2020-2021 academic year. This award will reopen next year for 2021-2022.

The Erstad Honors Scholarship in Architecture was created by Honors College alumnus Andrew C. Erstad and his wife, Shannon. It supports merit scholarships for full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Architecture program at the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture and the Honors College who maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA. This fund is established in honor of Charles Albanese, Dean Emeritus, the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture. 

Award Amount: $1000

Eligibility: Pending

The Erstad Honors Scholarship is not available for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Awards have been made for the 2020-2021 academic year. This award will reopen next year for 2021-2022.

The James H. Moore, Jr. & Shelli L. Moore Endowed Honors Scholarship provides support for students with financial need. 

The scholarship was created in honor of former University of Arizona Foundation President and CEO, Jim Moore. To receive the scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need and be active members of the Honors College.

This $2000 award is available to full-time Honors students enrolled and active in the Honors College with a 3.50 or higher cumulative Arizona GPA. Applicants must have financial need as determined by FAFSA.

Eligibility: Completed FASFA, cumulative GPA of  3.5 or higher

Award Amount: $2000

The Moore Endowed Honors Scholarship is not available for the 2020-2021 school year.

Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean, dallen@email.arizona.edu

This award can be found in Scholarship Universe.

The application will become available at the beginning of each month. The Honors College will review requests monthly until funds are exhausted. 

The Honors Thesis Award provides support for research/materials and other costs associated with their Honors Thesis. Students will need a recommendation letter from their Honors Thesis Advisor and must provide an abstract of their project. Students may receive a maximum of $1,000 for this award.

Award Amount: Up to $1000

Eligibility: Honors Students

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Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu.

This award can be found in Scholarship Universe.

The application will become available at the beginning of each month. The Honors College will review requests monthly until funds are exhausted. 

The Honors Conference / Travel awards are designed for students who have been accepted to present or speak at a conference. Students may receive a maximum of $1,000 through this program

Award Amount: Up to $1000

Eligibility: Honors Students

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Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu.

This award can be found in Scholarship Universe.

The application will become available at the beginning of each month. The Honors College will review requests monthly until funds are exhausted. 

Students may receive a maximum of $400 through the Honors Professional Development Award. Examples of professional development include but are not limited to conferences, workshops, interviews, tests, professional society memberships, and the purchase of professional clothing. This grant does not support test prep or test prep materials. The professional development opportunity should be unique and tied to a specific opportunity. Students may not apply for the Professional Development Award retroactively.

Award Amount: Up to $400

Eligibility: Honors Students

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Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu.

 

If you are the recipient of the Girl Scouts Gold Award or have reached the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America/Scouts BSA, this is a scholarship opportunity for you. Honors College Alumna Denise Blommel and her husband, Donald Doerres, have created the Blommel-Doerres Honors Scholarship for Scouts. This merit-based award is open to Honors students who have achieved the above ranks in Scouting, and who exhibit leadership qualities. 

Eligibility: Honors student with cumulative Arizona GPA of 3.40 or higher who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award or Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts of America/Scouts BSA

Award Amount: $1000

Open Date: August 31, 2020

Close Date: September 28, 2020

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Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu.

The Elizabeth Read Taylor Honors Scholarship was established to assist Honors students with financial need who are affiliated with the DRC (Disability Resource Center) with the costs of their tuition, fees, books and other educational expenses.  Students must have a FAFSA on file to apply and demonstrate unmet need.  Students who have received the Elizabeth Read Taylor scholarship previously may apply again as long as they meet the criteria.

Eligibility: Honors student affiliated with the DRC with unmet financial need (FAFSA required), cumulative Arizona GPA of 3.40 or higher, 15 or more Arizona credits completed.

Award Amount: $1500

Open Date: August 24, 2020

Close Date: September 14, 2020

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Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu.